Founded in 2016 in collaboration with the South Carolina Marine Mammal Stranding Network, the Lowcountry Marine Mammal Network (LMMN) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit focused on protecting marine mammals (dolphins, whales, and seals) in South Carolina waters. The primary mission is to increase awareness about marine mammals in coastal South Carolina, educate the general public on federal regulations and foster young stewards in ways to protect both marine mammals and their environment.
Approximately 50 marine mammals strand every year in South Carolina, 80% of which are bottlenose dolphins. The SCMMSN responds to and retrieves stranded animals from beaches and waterways in hopes to learn more about their cause of death, anatomy and physiology, distribution, disease and life history.
In order to keep tabs on the bottlenose dolphin population in and around the Charleston waterways, the Lowcountry Marine Mammal Network sponsors regular dolphin counts that are free and fascinating to participate in.
Register for the May 22nd event today be part of a team with the help of volunteers to count dolphins in the morning. Each count is one hour- you can do one or all 3! Family friendly, no experience needed. You must sign up (Free) to join a volunteer station.
Space is limited!